Posts Tagged ‘Los Angeles Poker Classic’

Linster Dominates Day Two of WPT World Championship

by | Published: Monday, May 20th, 2013

Mike Linster dominated the second day of the World Poker Tour World Championship to finish the session as the clear chip leader.

With sixty-seven players left in the hunt, Linster has 744,000 in chips and is well positioned to add to his inaugural World Poker Title that he won last month in the WPT Jacksonville bestbet Open.

The in-form Dan Shak is currently in second place with 617,300 in chips.

Shak has had a sensational year thus far, winning the Party Poker Party Poker Premier League and cashing in the Pokerstars Pokerstars Caribbean Adventure; 2013 Aussie Millions, WPT Los Angeles Poker Classic and the World Series of Poker Asia-Pacific.

Antonio Esfandiari is yet to taste tournament success this year but with 536,100 in chips is well placed to make a deep run in this event.

Esfandiari scored his first major tournament victory in the 2004 Los Angeles Poker Classic and would dearly love to become a duel World Poker Tour winner after coming close on a couple of occasions in the last six months.

As expected a number of big names took advantage of the late registration and entered the tournament during level eight.

Phil Ivey was quickly eliminated and Jason Mercier struggled while Phil Hellmuth capitalized on some aggressive play to be sitting in seventeenth position at the conclusion of the day.

A number of leading pros finished the day with a short stack and will need to play well to get themselves back into the tournament.

Noah Schwartz (36,900), Jonathan Aguiar (49,100), John Hennigan (64,900), Scotty Nguyen (81,500), Daniel Negreanu (124,000), Erick Lindgren (124,100) and Matt Salsberg (130,800) will all need a bit of luck if they are going to become World Poker Tour Champion.

Day three of the event is just about to start and we will keep you up to date with all the action here at Poker.com.

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Tournament Poker Round-Up

by | Published: Wednesday, May 8th, 2013

It is an incredibly busy week in the world of Poker with European Poker Tour, World Poker Tour and World Series of Poker Circuit events taking place around the globe.

Paul Klann leads Canadian Spring Championship

Paul Klann has a substantial chip lead heading into Day 3 of the World Poker Tour Canadian Spring Championship taking place at the Playground Poker Club.

Klann currently has 1,793,000 in chips with forty-four players remaining and is in an excellent position to win his second WPT Title this season after winning the World Poker Tour Los Angeles Poker Classic earlier in the year.

Klann and World Poker Tour Five Diamond Classic Winner Ravi Raghavan were two of few big names to advance to the third day of the tournament with leading poker pros such as: Jeff Madsen, Huck Seed and Matt Salsberg all eliminated before the end of the day.

Day three of the Canadian Spring Championship kicks off shortly and we will keep you up to date with all the action.

Dan Smith Takes Early Chip Lead in EPT Grand Final

Dan Smith is the chip leader after the opening flight of the Pokerstars Pokerstars Monte Carlo European Poker Tour Grand Final Main Event.

Only fifty-three players managed to survive the opening flight of the tournament and Smith (136,500) currently holds a narrow chip lead over Pablo Fernandez (135,900), Freddy Deed (133,900), Arlo Dotson (127,100) and Jake Cody (119,000).

EPT officials will be hoping the second flight draws more players as the 108 players that took part today was down 163 players on the same stage of the tournament last year.

The second flight of the Main Event is underway and features a number of leading players including Daniel Negreanu, Gus Hansen and Vanessa Selbst.

Chris Reslock Breaks World Series of Poker Circuit Record

Veteran Chris Reslock has become the most successful player in World Series of Poker Circuit history after capturing his seventh Gold Ring in the $365 No-Limit Hold’em event at Harrah’s Philadelphia.

Reslock won his sixth ring in the $580 No-Limit Hold’em event earlier in the week and has now vaulted past Alex Masek as the all-time Gold Rings leader.

Reslock will have an opportunity to add to his collection of Rings when he takes part in the World Series of Poker National Championship at the end of May.

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Klann wins 2013 LA Poker Classic

by | Published: Tuesday, March 5th, 2013

Paul Klann has overcome a star-studded field to win the 2013 World Poker Tour Los Angeles Poker Classic.

Klann defeated 516 other players, including forty-three former World Poker Tour Champions, to win his first major tournament and take home the first place prizemoney of $1,004,090.

The Canadian was delighted to score what was easily the biggest result of his poker career.

“It’s amazing, its feels great and completely surreal,” Klann said.

Klann took a conservative approach to the final table and was able to survive to the heads-up battle without eliminating a player from the final table.

Klann’s heads-up opponent Paul Volpe had taken the opposite approach and was extremely aggressive, dominating the final table.

Klann made a tactical decision to switch gears entering the heads-up battle and after only a dozen hands had eliminated Volpe’s two to one chip lead.

The final hand was virtually a flip for the tournament with Klann’s King-Ten holding up against Volpe’s Jack-Nine.

“My game plan was to be a lot more aggressive heads-up, so that worked out and was exactly what I did,” Klann said.

The affable Canadian could not wipe the smile off his face and was beaming with excitement when asked how he planned to spend his $1 million payday.

“I’m sure my wife has already spent it,” Klann laughed.

Klann took part in the 2012 World Poker Tour Bay 101 Shooting Star event, eliminating WPT commentator Mike Sexton, and said he was likely to return to the tournament this year.

“I could probably use a little bit of a rest between now and then,” Klann said.

The 2013 Bay 101 Shooting Star tournament has begun with bounties Faraz Jaka, Mohsin Charania and Michael Mizrachi already eliminated.

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Weekend Tournament Poker Round-Up

by | Published: Monday, February 25th, 2013

Vladimir Bozinovic won the World Poker Tour Baden €3,300 Main Event on Sunday, denying Marvin Rettenmaier his third World Poker Tour title.

Rettenmaier entered the final table of the event looking to join Gus Hansen and Carlos Mortensen as the only players to achieve three career victories on the World Poker Tour but fell short when he was eliminated in fifth place by Kimmo Kurko.

Bozinovic took advantage of Rettenmaier’s early departure to dominate the concluding stages of the final table and take home the first place prize of $271,258, including a $25,500 entry to the WPT World Championship.

The young Serbian has been a grinder on the Belgrade poker scene for a number of years and this result was easily the biggest cash of his career.

Rettenmaier has moved into second in the race for World Poker Tour Player of the Year and is now only 700 points behind leader Matt Salsberg.

On the other side of the world Bosnian Dejan Divkovic claimed the 2013 ANZPT Perth Main Event Title and the first place prize of $114,000.

For the first time in ANZPT history two nationalities from outside Australia and New Zealand were represented in the heads-up battle with Divkovic facing Japanese pro Iori Yogo.

Yogo took a narrow lead early in the heads-up battle but Divkovic all but wrapped up the tournament when he won a massive hand holding a set of threes.

Divkovic clinched the tournament just a few hands later to become the first Bosnian to win an ANZPT Title.

Divkovic was delighted with the result and said that it was his first ever live tournament victory and the biggest cash win of his career.

The tournament action is continuing in the United States with the opening day of the World Poker Tour Los Angeles Poker Classic just completed.

There are 375 players left in the event with 2005 World Series of Poker Champion Joe Hachem currently sitting in fifth position.

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Scott Seiver Wins PokerStars Caribbean Adventure Super High Roller

by | Published: Tuesday, January 8th, 2013

Scott Seiver has outlasted a star studded field to claim victory in the 2013 Pokerstars Pokerstars Caribbean Adventure Super High Roller Event.

The popular professional poker player from the United States was delighted with the victory as well as the payday of $2,003,480.

“It’s just so fantastic to get to win a tournament like this,” Seiver said.

“You are sitting around with all the best players in the entire world and you somehow end up on top and get to share the moment with all of your friends.

“It’s everything that I would ever want.”

Seiver has become a regular in Super High Roller tournaments at all major events and was quick to state how much he enjoys playing the events.

“I really love playing Super High Rollers because everybody that plays them knows each other and are friendly and friends,” Seiver said.

“There is just such a great table dynamic at all times that it is genuinely the most fun I get to have playing poker.”

Seiver wasn’t sure what he had planned to celebrate just the second seven figure score of his tournament poker career but confessed that he wasn’t looking forward to playing the Pokerstars Pokerstars Caribbean Adventure Main Event, which begins tomorrow.

“I have no idea what I am going to do tonight,” Seiver said.

“I’m telling myself that I’m too tired to do anything right now but I’m sure that isn’t true.

“I guess I have to play tomorrow in the Main.

“I really don’t want too though.”

The twenty-seven year-old burst onto the professional poker scene in 2008 when he won his first World Series of Poker Bracelet in the $5,000 No Limit Hold’em event.

Every year since Seiver has won a major tournament claiming victory in the 2009 Doyle Brunson Five Diamond World Poker Classic; the 2010 Los Angeles Poker Classic High Roller Event and the 2011 World Poker Tour $ 25,000 No Limit Hold’em WPT Championship.

The 2013 Pokerstars Pokerstars Caribbean Adventure continues today with the opening day of the Main Event.

You can follow all the Pokerstars Pokerstars Caribbean Adventure Main Event coverage here at Poker.com.

 


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